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Israel August 2018: Kia leads, Mitsubishi and Seat soar

Mitsubishi sales in Israel jump up 55% year-on-year in August.

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Thanks to our partnership with, we can share with you today August brands data for Israel, models data is now a quarterly occurrence. The new car market is down 3.1% year-on-year to 23.548 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down 2.8% to 212.098 units. Kia (+8%) overtakes sister brand Hyundai (+6%) to take the lead of the Israeli brands ranking for the first time since last February, whereas Toyota (-18%), Skoda (-12%) and Suzuki (-20%) all freefall in the remainder of the Top 5. Mitsubishi (+55%) and Seat (+47%) post the largest gains in the Top 20, while further down DS (+1500%), MG (+1300%), Jaguar (+275%), Lexus (+55%) and Volvo (+46%) all lodge spectacular upticks. In the bad news aisle we find Honda (-30%), Fiat (-28%), Mercedes (-26%), Ford (-25%), Alfa Romeo (-22%), BMW (-22%), Renault (-18%), Audi (-16%), Opel (-15%), Volkswagen (-15%) and Mazda (-12%).

Previous month: Israel July 2018: Hyundai, Kia tighten stranglehold, market down 16.4%

One year ago: Israel August 2017: Kia back in charge in market down 12%

Full August 2018 Top 43 All-brands ranking below.

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